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THE LONGBAR [ Ravo' Jacks ]
The Building on the photo above kindly provided by Mick Carter of Dalton was once the Village Pub in that it was an Off License where locals could buy drinks and sit outside. It was known by the Ravenfield locals as the Longbar, whereas a lot of people in Thrybergh referred to it as Ravo' Jacks.
I remember walking from Thrybergh with my older brother Peter, along with his dog Prince. We would walk up past the pit, and then walk through the wood down to old Ravenfield. At the end of the path as you emerged into old Ravenfield there was the Longbar. Of course my brother being a bit of a magician used to disappear inside, and reappear with a beer in his hand, "pure magic" Once finished we would walk over the Bridge and return to Thrybergh.
Roy Nixon ex resident of Ravenfield writes:-
The “pub” referred to in an earlier report, and known as Ravenfield Jack’s did indeed exist in the old village –however, the entrance was at the front, not the back. It was entered at the top of a small flight of stone steps. On opening the door, a bell on a spring used to announce your arrival! The shop/off licence always seemed to smell damp and musty. On sale were sweets and a few general groceries, as well as bottled beer (which was taken outside and consumed whilst sitting on the wall opposite!) The nearest pubs in those days (pre and during the war) were the Plough at Micklebring, the Fullerton at Thrybergh or the Ball Inn and the Travellers Rest at Bramley.
John Waller of Ravenfield writes:-
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